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Birds can be wonderful, loyal pets and this list contains information on the best pet bird species ranked from best to worst. The best types of birds for pets come in many forms. Some species of birds are easy to take care of while other types of birds can be trained to do tricks. Several types of birds that make the best pets enjoy sharing a cage with another bird.

What types of birds will you find on this best birds for pets list? Canaries are friendly birds that sing sweet songs. Finches are another great type of bird to keep as a pet. Parrots make great pets because they can learn to say a variety of words. Other good birds featured on this best pet birds list include love birds, parakeets, and doves.

Which type of bird would you like to have as a pet? Give the best birds a thumbs up and add any you feel are missing. 

Cockatiel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Birds That Make the Best Pets
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The cockatiel, also known as the quarrion and the weiro, is a member of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia. They are prized as household pets and companion parrots throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the ...more

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Budgerigar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Birds That Make the Best Pets
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The budgerigar, also known as common pet parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot. Budgerigars are the only species in the Australian genus Melopsittacus, and are found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia where the species ...more

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African Grey Parrot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Birds That Make the Best Pets
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African Grey Parrot

Psittacus is a genus of African parrots in the subfamily Psittacinae. It contains the two species: the Congo African grey parrot and the Timneh African grey parrot. For many years, the Congo African grey parrot and Timneh African grey parrot were classified as subspecies; the former as the nominate ...more

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Parrot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Birds That Make the Best Pets
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Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea, the Cacatuoidea and the Strigopoidea. Parrots have a ...more

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